Ok, this is the hard part. Where should I start?
Let us do this : Why chose this particular blog?
Blame it on Jay Shetty.
OK, I am a Jay Shetty Fan. He has inspired me so much that he changed my life. He is a former monk (what the heck?), but if you think he tries to convince his readers and ‘followers’ to shave off their hair, get rid of all earthly goods, become celibate and meditate all day, think again!
In 2017 (only seven years after he left the ashram and stopped being a monk), he was listed on the Forbes list of 30 under 30 for being a game changer in the world of media. His podcast ‘on purpose‘ is ranked as number 1 health podcast in the world. He has brought the monk wisdom into ‘our’ world!
He also wrote the bestseller ‘Think like a monk‘, (highly recommended reading), stating that :
If you wanted to know how to dominate the basketbal court, you might turn to Michael Jordan, if you wanted to innovate, you might investigate Elon Musk; you might study Beyoncé if you want to perform. If you want to train your mind to find peace, calm and purpose? Monks are the experts.(Think like a monk, Jay Shetty)
There are many interesting topics in this book, today I only mention what he calls ‘Find your Dharma’.
Dharma, he says, represents a person’s calling. He explains that dharma is using your natural inclinations – what you thrive at – to serve others. “ You should feel passion when the process is pleasing and your execution is skillful”(Think Like a Monk, Jay Shetty)
It is a mixture of Passion, Expertise and Usefulness.
His Dharma is : making wisdom go viral (he kind of succeeded in that).
In my case, I came to this conclusion :
- I love reading.
- I have always been interested in health/feel good/happiness.
- I love to write.
- I love to share whatever I learn (and tend to shower my knowledge on people who aren’t really interested in any of the things I am passionate about)
- Hence this blog : all of the previous come together without unwantedly harassing the people around me with my views. You can easily stop reading, I will not notice, where as it’s much harder to stop listening when I talk, standing face to face 😉
I have the passion, I might have the expertise, and we’ll see if I have the Usefulness!
So yes : definitely blame it on Jay Shetty!
PS If you want to know more about, and find your Dharma, read his book ‘Think like a monk‘ for more information on the what and how. Probably available in whatever language you need. (translated in 47 languages)
PS2 let me know in the comments below if you have read Jay Shetty’s book and whether you liked it!
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